Our governors, have three main roles:

To provide strategic direction for the work we do at BDB and its improvement.

To support, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the work we do in school.

To hold the school to account for the standards achieved and the quality of education.

 

Governance Structure

Bishop David Brown School follows a portfolio model of governance, this model means specific governors have a remit of focussing on designated areas of the School and ensuring they not only support the School but hold them to account.

The following table highlights the structure of governance at BDB.

PortfolioArea of Focus Lead
Governor
Additional
Governor
Parent
Governor
Staff
Governor
PF1PORTFOLIO 1 (PF1) ETHOS, VISION, STRATEGY (EVS)Phillip Dick Laura Cook
PF2PORTFOLIO 2 (PF2): TEACHING AND LEARNING (TL)Laura CookGeorge PincusDavid O'BrienSam Broad
PF3PORTFOLIO 3 (PF3)-FINANCE, PREMISES AND RESOURCES (F&R)Fiona MundayClaire Davies Paul BoddySam Broad
PF4PORTFOLIO 4 (PF4)- CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING (CP&S)Jackie Richmond George PincusAnna MenziesVeronica Ellul
PF5PORTFOLIO 5 (PF5)-BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING (BD&M) Alex MundyClaire Davies
PF6PORTFOLIO 6 (PF6 )- HR AND ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (HR&OD)Phillip Dick Alex Mundy

 

Local Governing Body (LGB)

Bishop David Browns LGB is made up as follows:-

Members appointed by Unity Schools Trust, to include the Chair – usually people with a
local connection or interest who are committed to supporting educational opportunity in the area.

  • 1 member of Unity
  • Schools Trust
  • Head of School
  • Parent governors
  • Staff governors
  • Community Governors

Our aim is to create a balanced group with a range of skills and connections to work with and support the school in achieving excellence.